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CURDS, as in fruit curds
Sun 8-Apr-12
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Hattie
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I was researching various curd recipes when I came across this page, which has a huge list of various links for lots of different flavours. It also has a recipe/method for making them in a slow-cooker which I will definitely try.

 

http://hopeeternalcookbook.wordpress.com/2009/10/0.....me-orange/

 

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Hattie, I made some lime curd last year - our daughter adored it (I often find that in Auchan (France), there will be special offers on nets of fruit or veg, that's when I'll make them!!) laugh

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I'vemade a few different curds over the years, it's a good way of using up eggs. I love lime curd, probably more than lemon curd, I made pink grapefruit curd once, but it won't be repeated, it just didn't seem right. I made a batch of orange curd for my stall just before christmas and it sold like hot cakes.

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Wow this site looks great; I'll remember it next time I am making curds.  I often sell lemon and orange (with some lemon in or it is too sweet)  I have also made lime curd (delish) and passionfruit (ditto)

 

Thanks for this

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Sun 8-Apr-12
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I used to like lemon curd but haven't had any for years. It's just not something I find myself buying these days. The recipe seems surprisingly easy so I might give it a go someday.

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Mike, it's worth trying - you won't regret it.

The flavour is superior to shop-bought. ok

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Sat 14-Apr-12
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A recipe for Rhubarb Curd plus another for a kind of bar/tart to use it in. As we are in the rhubarb season I thought it might be useful.  

 

http://belleaukitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2010/05/rhuba.....-bars.html

 

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wave  Oh I love rhubarb and have bookmarked this.  Perhaps when the curry night is over I may make this curd.  Sounds delicious!   Want to hear how you get on with your new pan ( I have one too ) and your lemon curd Nadine.  big_hug

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Excellent, another use for rhubarb. I always make damson curd, which I find very more-ish.

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Going further with your link, Hattie, just have a look at the work involved in this cake (scroll down) from Ruth Ellis. What a lot of work!

Am still waiting for my rhubarb ....... and then perhaps I can make this curd - I do love fruit curds, it's just a shame they have to be eaten fairly quickly. smile

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Yes, an amazing cake....now that would drive me crazy but she seems to do a lot of that kind of work. ok  smile

 

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Too late for this year but I have a recipe from an old magazine for Seville orange curd - the suggestion is that you use it to top a Pavlova.

If making Delia's lemon curd layer cake, I have taken to making it in the microwave. First melt the butter with the sugar and lemon juice and zest, then stir in the eggs and keep zapping for a minute at a time and stirring in between until it is cooked.  Probably best not done  on full power, but has worked well for me.

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I see Veronica is online at the moment - and Veronica, hats off to you, I am still making the lemon curd according to your recipe, and it is not only delicious, but also much in demand. welldone

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It's good to see Veronica again isn't it?

I'll try that again!

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